The Godfather is a 1972 American epic crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It is considered one of the greatest movies of all time.
As you will see from this article, Mr. Coppola did his homework, and considered every small detail while creating this masterpiece. This is what separates good movies from great movies.
I must caution you. It's not a pleasant scene, but if you've watched this movie as many times as I have, it shouldn't bother you.
See if you can notice a very small detail in this scene.
During World War II, the US government found a way to save rubber by rationing gasoline. They gave all drivers a windshield sticker and ration coupons. These stickers showed how much gasoline a car could receive.
The most common sticker was the “A” sticker, which anyone could get. With this sticker, people could get four gallons of gas each week, although later it was reduced to three gallons. To be eligible for the sticker, people had to prove they really needed gasoline and that they owned no more than 5 tires.
Did you notice the “A” sticker on the car?
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This is one of many details in The Godfather that show why Francis Ford Coppola is a great director, and The Godfather is a great movie.
The difference between just good and great has to do with the willingness to go the extra mile, and pay attention to the small details. They make a huge difference.
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